Since the tax credit program became available, all types of geothermal options have been on the minds of the building community. The earth loop, often referred to as the refrigerant loop, may be installed in three different configurations: diagonal, vertical, and horizontal.
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced the availability of a report — Hybrid Ground-Source Heat Pump Installations: Experiences, Improvements and Tools — that DOE says demonstrates hybrid ground-source heat pumps (GSHP) as a viable solution to reduce energy use in commercial buildings.
Holtzople Heating & Air Conditioning has announced the addition of two high-efficiency systems to its HVAC product line. Holtzople’s line now features geothermal systems from Trane and solar ready systems from Lennox.
EnLink Geoenergy Services, a leading builder of geothermal heat pump (GHP) systems, announced that it has won a $3.8 million contract for a portion of the Ball State University GHP system in Muncie, Ind., said to be the largest geothermal energy system in the country.
SageSim™ LLC, a leading provider of return-on-investment (ROI) simulation technology, has announced the availability of SageSim-es™ (SageSim Energy System Simulator), a simulation application designed to quickly model and optimize energy efficiency improvements and renewable energy applications.
Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is working with the Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO) and the International Ground Source Heat Pump Association (IGSHPA) on developing the first national certification standard for all primary personnel involved in the installation of geothermal heat pump (GHP) systems.
WaterFurnace International Inc., a leading manufacturer of residential, commercial, industrial, and institutional geothermal and water source heat pumps, and Tendril, provider of a cloud platform service for energy management, are partnering to deliver a solution that combines geothermal systems with home energy management.
GeoFarm ’11 drew more than 120 geothermal professionals from across the Northeast and Midwest regions. GeoFarm is a hands-on, multistation outdoor workshop and training arena for geothermal contractors.
A complete geothermal hydronic system solution, the WaterFurnace Hydronic Services is a turnkey comfort solution that brings together the benefits of geothermal heating and cooling and radiant floor heating in a single package.